The photograph that proves the Madness in Scottish Football

EASTER ROAD today, with the Celtic supporters on the right and the a few hundred Hibs fans – if that – on the left.

Hibs made it out of the Championship and back into the top division last season and it has to be said that Neil Lennon has done a fabulous job there. They finished fourth last season and then lost their entire midfield with McGinn and McGeough going down south and Scott Allan going back to Celtic because the money wasn’t there to sign him or more accurately match the wages the midfielder is on at Celtic.

Allan stayed put at Celtic knowing he’d not get a game and after a decent start Hibs hit the rocks and dropped from second to eighth in the league. Wins against Hamilton last week and Celtic today have restored some of the feel good factor in Leith but money remains tight.

One of the main reasons to be in the Premiership is the increased gates that increase the money flowing through the club and allow clubs like Hibs on a tight budget, to flourish.

Did they forget this today?

Apparently during the week they had sold 13 (one, three) tickets for that empty section on the left. Let’s have another look at it…

Today I watched the game with my boys at home on Sky because our supporters bus got FIVE tickets for Easter Road. The supporters bus became a car.

We would have been there, like we always are. We’d have joined thousands of other celtic supporters paying our £30 to watch our team and we’d still have got beat.

The Affiliation has been given 15 tickets (one, five) for Ibrox at the end of the month. Three cars will take the supporters who fill around 30 buses home and away.

Football without fans…you know the rest.

Toda Neil Lennon and his players won 3 points against the Champions. Their boardroom actions at the same time cost the Easter Road side around £100,000, this picture…let’s have another look…shows the madness in Scottish football.

Postscript…and we had to listen to Andy Walker! How the folk who watch the away games on the tele put up with him I don’t know! I patched Boyd and Commons so no idea what they were talking about.

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Also on The Celtic Star today…

‘No excuses are possible for this performance, I’m afraid,’ David Potter…See HERE.

Travel sick Celtic out thought and out fought at Easter Road…See HERE.

The End is Nigh! Exit door looms for Celtic’s forgotten man, Scott Allan…See HERE.

Rodgers targets mystery striker plus Shankland…See HERE.

Jim Craig – 3-1 down at Ibrox, Celtic come storming back…See HERE.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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